Trai issues consultation paper on DRM in b’cast services

TRAI seeks views on renewal of MSOs‘ registration

Broadcast regulator TRAI on Wednesday sought views of various stakeholders on the renewal of registration for multi-system operators (MSOs), including the quantum of the fee charged for the process. In a consultation paper issued by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI), it sought views from various stakeholders on the provisions f...


Trai issues consultation paper on DRM in b’cast services

TRAI gets in-house research centre; names new principal advisor

The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) has formed an in-house study centre to facilitate proactive research activities into new and evolving technologies that are likely to further disrupt the telecommunication and broadcasting sectors. A senior TRAI official informed the Economic Times newspaper that th...


MIB warns FM radio ops on carriage of public service messages

MIB warns FM radio ops on carriage of public service messages

The Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB) has warned private FM radio operators that failure to air public service information, issued by the government, is a breach of agreement terms and would attract penalties.

Pointing out that the agreement with MIB stipoulates FM opera...


MIB issues operation rules for DTH ops’ licence fee, platform services

8 MSOs’ registrations closed by MIB in June

Four MSOs have had their registrations either cancelled or surrendered in the month of June, according to data put out by the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (MIB).

Surbhi Diginet, with its registered office in Ujjain district of Madhya Pradesh, and Yadav Cable of Gujarat su...


Media ownership: existing rules adequate, USIBC tells TRAI

Media ownership: existing rules adequate, USIBC tells TRAI

The US-India Business Council (USIBC), an influential trade body, has said that broadcast regulator TRAI’s attempts to explore fresh regulations on media integration restrictions should follow after a market study has been conducted.

It also pointed out that “existing regulators are ...